Graduate Student Grants
Please check back in fall semester for updates on our grants program for 2020-2021.
The Center is launching a new grant cycle for UNC graduate students working on a Jewish Studies topic. Given our current situation and the cancellation of summer programs and conferences, we cannot award research and travel grants or the summer stipend grant based on the February 2020 application cycle. If you submitted an application in February for a project that did not require travel in spring/summer 2020, you can resubmit that same application. Otherwise, this is an opportunity for you to create a new application based on research and writing that you can and will do during the summer months.
NEW: Summer 2020 Graduate Student Research and Writing Grants (award amounts: $200-2,000)
Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. on April 13, 2020
With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports graduate student research and writing work for summer 2020, including work on a dissertation or thesis, or an article for a journal submission, etc., provided that the materials needed for the project are already available to the applicant or available online and the applicant can complete the work from his/her home office. Online courses that pertain to Jewish Studies or Jewish languages are also eligible for this grant cycle [not standard summer school offerings, but specific workshops, seminars, short courses.] The Center plans to award several grants, with award amounts between $200-2,000, paid as a stipend prior to June 30, 2020. NOTE: no grant awards will be offered for proposals that require travel or work outside of the applicant’s home. If you have questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form: Grad Student Summer 2020 Application
Guidelines for Graduate Student Grants and Awards — 2019-2020
Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer several different types of grants supporting graduate student research and travel.
There are several types of grants available:
- Goodman dissertation completion fellowship
- summer stipends, including the Jack O. Spies and Family summer grant, and
- several research and travel grants [listed below].
NEW for Spring 2020: All research and travel grants will require a single application. By submitting this one application, the faculty review committee will consider your materials for all appropriate research and travel grants. These grants include: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies graduate research and travel grants, Christopher Browning Holocaust studies research and travel grant, the Marcie Cohen Ferris Jewish history / Jewish gender studies research and travel grant, the Frances Carol Eizenstat student travel grant, and the Philip L. and the Melinda R. Kirstein research and travel grant.
NEW for Spring 2020: Please make note that we have set up a new email account for our grants program. Be sure to submit your applications to this new account, otherwise the faculty review committee will not receive your materials. The new email account is: email@example.com.
Research and travel grants (award amounts: $500-3,000)
Deadline: October 21, 2019 and February 21, 2020 at 5:00pm.
This non-service fellowship supports a promising Carolina graduate student working in Jewish Studies in the advanced stages of his or her career at Carolina. The Goodman Dissertation Fellowship enables a student to focus full time on his or her scholarship, improving quality and shortening the time required to complete a Ph.D. degree. This fellowship is available to all students in doctoral programs at Carolina whose work makes a contribution to the interdisciplinary field of Jewish Studies. This fellowship is designed to support students during their final years of graduate study. Priority may be given to students with a formally approved dissertation prospectus, but students with a clearly defined project without an approved prospectus are also encouraged to apply. Awardees receive a competitive $18,000 stipend, plus payment for the three-credit dissertation tuition, fees, and health insurance for one academic year. Please review the attached for additional requirements and details regarding the Goodman Fellowship.
Application Form: Goodman Application.Spring2020